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LAPELS LAPELS LAPELS

a tailor

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There are choices for coat pockets and trouser pockets buttons and linings.
For a single breast there is the common notch, or for the adventurous possibly a default peak.
that default peak will be what the pattern maker thinks looks good, possibly what you would not choose.
But are these the only choices? If its a m2m garment that may be so, but not for the custom tailor.
Now I should take that back, some of the better m2m shops may offer "some" lapel options..
When having a suit made how many would consider the lapel? Not many I would venture.
the custom tailor can make just about any lapel that you can you can dream up. here are a few.
the top row are various single breast options.
the second row are double breast. note the rounded peak. who said the peak had to be pointed.
the next is the traditional horizontal peak. that goes way back in history.
the last sketch shows many different angles for peaks. it can be angled any way you wish.
I have seen many of the fashion plates going all the way back to the 1890s.
Most of the double breasted peaks were horizontal, and the round notch lapels were popular on
the single breasted.
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talk this over with your tailor, you may come up with something different for a change..


 

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Very informative. The M2M tailor I used defaulted to #2 for single breasted (notch with rounded points) and #1 for DB. There weren't many options to choose from, anyways.
 

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